Minister for the Budget

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Minister for the Budget of Sweden
Lesser coat of arms of Sweden
Ministry of the Budget
AppointerThe Prime Minister
Term lengthNo fixed term
Serves as long as the Prime Minister sees fit
Formation25 November 1976
First holderIngemar Mundebo
Final holderKjell-Olof Feldt
Abolished31 December 1982

The Minister for the Budget[1] (Swedish: Budgetminister) was a member of the government of Sweden. The minister for the budget was the head of the Ministry of the Budget from 1976 to 1982 which was primarily responsible for budget regulation as well as the general administration and accounting of state funds, the state and municipal tax system. State land and buildings, alcoholic beverages, resident registration, press support and information, personnel administrative planning, personnel health care, etc. within the state's area of responsibility, administrative democracy, etc. and training of government employees.


The post of minister for the budget was created after the

Ola Ullsten's First Cabinet. Ingemar Mundebo became minister for the budget and minister of economics.[3]

The cabinet resigned on 12 October 1979 following the

Thorbjörn Fälldin's Second Cabinet where Ingemar Mundebo again became minister for the budget. The division of duties between and minister for of budget Ingemar Mundebo and the minister of economics Gösta Bohman was the same as in the previous three-party government.[4] In 1980, Mundebo chose to resign and at the end of June of the same year, Rolf Wirtén was appointed as minister for the budget.[5]


Palme's Second Cabinet. The Ministry of Finance was re-established on 1 January 1983 and thus the Ministry of the Budget and the post of minister for the budget where abolished.[6]

List of officeholders

Color key

Historical parties:   Lantmanna   Moderate   National Party   


Present parties:   Social Democrats   Moderate   Centre   Left   Liberals   Christian Democrats   Green   Sweden Democrats


Portrait Minister
Term Political Party Coalition Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
Fälldin II
Fälldin III
Palme II


  1. SELIBR 8345587
  2. ^ "Bohman leder delat finansdepartement" [Bohman leads a divided finance ministry]. Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). No. 274. 8 October 1976. p. 1. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  3. ^ "Ullsten lovar sänka skatten, höja bidragen" [Ullsten promises to lower taxes, increase subsidies]. Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). No. 283. 19 October 1978. p. 1. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  4. ^ Crona, Elisabeth; Kjellander, Claes-Göran; Petzell, Sophie (12 October 1979). "Statsrådsposterna klara: Problem för c in i det sista" [The cabinet minister positions ready: Problems for the Centre Party to the end]. Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). No. 277. p. 5. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  5. ^ Silberstein, Willy (27 June 1980). "Ullsten om regeringsombildningen: Markering av mittenpolitik". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). p. 4. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  6. ^ Johansson, Kerstin, ed. (24 December 1982). "På nya poster i nya departementen" [New posts in new ministries]. Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). No. 349. p. 11. Retrieved 10 November 2022.